During this period of social distance due to COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to stay connected with us online!

Welcome to the Forró New York online class with Rafael Piccolotto de Lima, including weekly live stream sessions, replays and additional content.


  • All levels welcomed.*

  • This course is focused on the individual. No partner needed.

  • This course is for leaders and followers, not focused on roles.

  • This course started on March 18, 2020 and since then all weekly classes are being recorded and available for replay.

  • Additionally, a series of videos were produced as complementary content for the course.

  • Participants have access to:

    • Entire library of videos of this course (more than 20 hours of content).

    • Exclusive page with complete syllabus.

    • Weekly live stream classes (Wednesdays 7pm-9pm).

* If this is your first time dancing forró, we recommend you to take the Online Course for Beginners before starting this course.

Click here for more information about live stream classes.

Watch samples of videos available for participants:


  • A comprehensive course focused on individual skills and personal development.

  • More than 20 hours of recorded content.

  • Emphasis:

    • Repertoire of moves

      • Basics (including 1-1, 2-2, front&back, back step, cross footwork, xique-xique, turns)

      • Variations (many different ways of executing and ornamenting all basic steps)

    • Technique

    • Musicality

      • understand forró rhythms

      • explore all steps from the repertoire of moves part in relationship to the music

    • Style and Creativity


$100 - Complete course subscription - This grants you access to the complete library of weekly classes produced starting March 18, 2020. It includes the participation on Wednesday live streams, unlimited access to all replays and additional content produced for this online series. This is valid for the month of your subscription. You can renew your participation/subscription monthly purchasing the live classes plan month-by-month ($40).

You can also:


Payment can be made directly to the instructor via Venmo, or with credit card or PayPal here on our website.

Venmo (send the payment using your mobile app) to @rafaelpdelima

Credit Card & PayPay payment

(10% processing fee apply​)


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